Main Studio

507 Calles St #117
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 800-4998
info@skycandyaustin.com

reVamped

2400 E Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 800-4998
info@skycandyaustin.com

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Workshops

  • Aerial Conditioning with Elsie Smith

    Register for Aerial Conditioning with Elsie Smith
    Location: Sky Candy Main Studio, 507 Calles St.
    Price: $75 for 2 hours
    Date and time: Sunday June 19th, 1-3pm
    Prerequisites: While modifications are available for students of all abilities, participants will need to be comfortable climbing a fabric/rope and doing a knee hang on a bar.
    Looking for new moves to spice up your conditioning training? Want to know how to manage potential overuse injuries with stretching and strengthening before they arrive? We’ll use horizontal and vertical apparatus as well as floor work to give you a full body workout, with a focus on injury prevention and body alignment.
  • Aerial Sling: Flips & Drops with Elsie Smith

    Register for Aerial Sling: Flips & Drops with Elsie Smith
    Location: Sky Candy reVamped Studio, 2400 E. Cesar Chavez
    Price: $75 for 2 hours
    Date and time: Saturday June 25th, 1-3pm
    Prerequisites: Experience with aerial sling (single point or double point) and ability to invert off the ground easily and repeatedly throughout the workshop.
    Do you have experience with the aerial sling and want to add more to your vocabulary? In this class weʼll focus on flips and drops that will add excitement to your choreography.
  • Ascending Beyond: Fabric Climbs with Ukoiya Mastin

    Register for Ascending Beyond: Fabric Climbs with Ukoiya Mastin
    Location: Sky Candy reVamped Studio, 2400 E. Cesar Chavez
    Price: $75 for 2 hours
    Date and time: Saturday June 18th, 5-7pm
    Prerequisites: Current level 2 silks students. Must be able to consistently invert in the air, must be able to put on footlocks in the air.
    “Climbing is as close as we come to flying” – Margaret Young
    Climb away with me, in this explorative workshop! Test your limits ascending and descending in creative ways. We will explore all the climbs that one can think of and… then some. This workshop is a great way to condition your body and get your creative mind flowing. We will play with what supports us in the air, what we need to climb, and how we can make climbs our own.
  • Choreographic Sling with Spinning and Dropping with Ukoiya Mastin

    Register for Choreographic Sling with Spinning and Dropping with Ukoiya Mastin
    Location: Sky Candy reVamped Studio, 2400 E. Cesar Chavez
    Price: $75 for 2 hours
    Date and time: Saturday June 18th, 1-3pm
    Prerequisites: Must have either silks or hammock experience; comfortable with inverting in the air and executing drops
     
    Take your practice further in this workshop focused on building higher-level skills and sequences. We will work on dynamic drops, rolls, and transitions between poses, explore sequences– and perhaps even add spinning and swinging to these!
  • Expanding Range of Motion with Erin Ball

    Register for Expanding Range of Motion with Erin Ball
    Location: Sky Candy reVamped Studio, 2400 E. Cesar Chavez
    Price: $60 for 2 hours
    Date and time: Saturday June 18th, 10am-noon
    Prerequisites: This open-level workshop is suitable for all that wish to expand their range of motion.
    Experience both active and passive forces in each of the positions covered in the workshop and cultivate an appreciation for the role of each while training range of motion.
    Students will discuss and explore methods to increase strength and range of motion as they are applied to many fundamental circus shapes. Erin will also show how to assess common “cheats/faults” and correct them using proper blocking. We will be moving for a majority of the workshop and working to expand range of motion through many joints in the body.
  • Fabric Theory: Aerial Mechanics with Elsie Smith

    Register for Fabric Theory: Aerial Mechanics with Elsie Smith
    Location: Sky Candy reVamped Studio, 2400 E. Cesar Chavez
    Price: $75 for 2 hours
    Date and time: Sunday June 19th, 5-7pm
    Prerequisites: Easily invert in the air, execute a basic dive (salto) and a double star (ramon)
    Develop your “fabric body”! We’ll look at tilt, space, thigh shelf and other mechanics of aerial work and how it will make you a more efficient and capable aerialist. Students must be able to invert easily in the air, execute a basic dive (a.k.a. flippy, diaper, salto) and a double star drop (a.k.a. ramon). (Not sure what these skills are? contact Elsie at
  • Feldenkrais Method with Elaine Dove

    Register for Feldenkrais Method with Elaine Dove
    Location: Sky Candy reVamped Studio, 2400 E. Cesar Chavez
    Price: $60 for 2 hours
    Date and time: Monday March 14th, 3-5pm
    Prerequisites: Everyone is welcome!
    Sky Candy welcomes Elaine Dove, who brings us this wonderful workshop incorporating movement and body awareness into a holistic healing and balancing method! She explains Feldenkrais:
    “Feldenkrais differs from the medical model in that rather than having a “prescription” for a problem, I look at what’s going on with you globally. The four foundations of Feldenkrais are thinking, feeling, sensing, and acting (moving), so all of these are taken into account.
    The question we ask is not, “What’s wrong with you?” but “Where do you want to go?” It’s a different way of thinking, one that is non-linear and explores possibilities instead of pathologies.
    To be quite frank with you, I think once upon a time medicine was less linear than it is now; it’s simply that our current health care system favors short-term, linear approaches and so this is what most providers are forced to give you whether they agree with it or not. But good practitioners have always known that healing is a process with many twists and turns. What we do in Feldenkrais is navigate those twists and turns with grace and intelligence and curiosity.
    The flexibility of the whole person, physical, emotional, spiritual–and the integration of that knowledge into a healthier life is what I aspire to help you develop. It’s important to me that the people I teach each find their unique way of becoming their own teacher. I view myself as a guide accompanying a person’s learning and growth process, rather than as a “fixer” or therapist of any kind. Ultimately, the power to transform comes from inside of you. What I do is gently direct and shape some of the pathways that allow your power to grow, develop, and self-express.”
  • Flexibility for Aerialists with Xochitl Sosa

    Register for Flexibility for Aerialists with Xochitl Sosa
    Location: Sky Candy reVamped Studio, 2400 E. Cesar Chavez
    Price: $60 for 2 hours
    Date and time: Saturday May 14th, 10am-noon
    Prerequisites: Everyone is welcome!
    As aerialists we are encouraged to engage our body, strengthen our muscles, and keep everything tight and fit. Oftentimes while working on flexibility, we try to use the only tools we know to push our limits. This can result in injury or pain while stretching. This is a workshop reexamining how we stretch, and providing new techniques to gain more from your flexibility training. Whether you are working on splits or chest stands, all levels will benefit from this workshop!
  • Flying Footless with Erin Ball

    Register for Flying Footless with Erin Ball
    Location: Sky Candy Main Studio, 507 Calles St.
    Price: $120 for 4 hours
    Date and time: Sunday June 19th, 9am-1pm
    Prerequisites: Open to everyone, but it is strongly recommended that attendees have some experience teaching aerials, or have been aerial students for at least 6 months.
    A Workshop for Teachers of Circus and Aerial Arts Working with/as People with Lower Limb Amputation.
    This workshop is for teachers and anyone who is interested in the inclusion of lower limb amputees into the world of circus arts. Erin Ball is a double below the knee amputee and a circus coach/artist with over nine years of experience. Erin has moved her re-learning process to creative exploration and development that is in some ways surpassing where she was pre-amputation.
    Get hands-on with Erin’s prosthetic lower legs as she discusses prostheses and various factors that go along with them: from range of motion to pain, when to modify and much more. Expand your understanding of modifications (both while wearing and not wearing prostheses) for various disciplines including aerial fabric, static trapeze, lyra, partner acro, as well as some tumbling and trampoline. Gain confidence in creating an inclusive classroom setting and how to navigate coaching interactions with amputees.
    Michele Frances has played a role in helping Erin get to this stage as Michele has been coaching Erin online.Erin and Michele will demo and discuss various skills to show why things do or do not work as well as various spotting strategies. There will also be a question and answer session.
  • Injury Prevention with Elsie Smith

    Register for Injury Prevention with Elsie Smith
    Location: Sky Candy reVamped Studio, 2400 E. Cesar Chavez
    Price: $75 for 3 hours
    Date and time: Friday June 24th, 5-8pm
    Prerequisites: Everyone is welcome!
    Learn the connection between muscle imbalance, poor core stability, and common athletic injuries. Using pilates basics, physical therapy concepts, and body awareness exercises, students taking this workshop will learn how to assess their body and make wise training choices that will lead to fewer chronic injuries.
  • Inside and Outside the Circle with Ukoiya Mastin

    Register for Inside and Outside the Circle with Ukoiya Mastin
    Location: Sky Candy Main Studio, 507 Calles St.
    Price: $75 for 2 hours
    Date and time: Sunday June 19th, 3-5pm
    Prerequisites: Must be comfortable with executing all basic entrances, able to do two pull-ups, able to hold front balance for 10 seconds.
    Lyra doesn’t just have to be about moving from pose to pose. Come and explore new and non-traditional ways of using the lyra. In this workshop, we will discover the joy of unexpected tricks, unique personal movement, and dynamic transitions to enhance your existing lyra technique.

    Wear form-fitting layers, protective leggings and/or tights — a long sleeve shirt over top a tight fitting tank or unitard is suggested.

  • Releasing the Shoulders, Chest, and Upper Back with Amy Myers

    Register for Releasing the Shoulders, Chest, and Upper Back with Amy Myers
    Location: Sky Candy Main Studio, 507 Calles St.
    Price: $60 for 2 hours
    Date and time: Sunday May 22nd, noon-2pm
    Prerequisites: Everyone is welcome!
    This workshop is for those looking to open their shoulders, and to relieve the muscular aches and pains in the upper back, chest, and neck. We will focus on releasing the muscles, breaking up scar tissue, and increasing mobility in the shoulder girdle. During the first portion of the class, you will learn self massage techniques using tennis balls and a foam roller. The second half of the class will involve partner assisted stretches and manipulations. Come with a friend, or make a new friend in class. If you are pregnant, please consult your doctor before attending.

    What to bring: a foam roller (if you have one) and clothing you can move in (yoga/exercise wear is perfect).

  • Silks: Unusual Choreography & Unexpected Transitions with Jordann Baker

    Register for Silks: Unusual Choreography & Unexpected Transitions with Jordann Baker

    Location: Sky Candy Main Studio, 507 Calles St

    Price: $60 for 90 minutes
    Date and time: Sunday May 29th, noon-1:30pm
    Prerequisites: An intermediate level of experience on Silks is needed for this workshop. Students should have strong inversions and hip keys, some drops experience, and a comfortable working knowledge of basics like foot locks, front and back balances, and working in-between the fabrics.
    As aerialists, we all love learning new moves that open up our choreographies to new possibilities! Additionally, the best aerial performance pieces are those that incorporate transitions between moves as choreography, just as much as the big moves themselves. This workshop will give students an opportunity to explore some nontypical pieces of choreography that I have learned over the last 10 years, covering a range of skills sets (flexibility moves, drops, strength moves). The combinations will present “setup” time in a choreographic way and challenge your aerial aptitude!
  • Trapeze Improv: Creating Your Individual Movement with Xochitl Sosa

    Register for Trapeze Improv: Creating Your Individual Movement with Xochitl Sosa
    Location: Sky Candy reVamped Studio, 2400 E. Cesar Chavez
    Price: $60 for 2 hours
    Date and time: Saturday May 14th, 1-3pm
    Prerequisites: Current Sky Candy level 3 and up students. Comfortable with inversions and exploration on the trapeze.
    Are you looking to find your own original artistic voice on the trapeze? Come learn how to move beyond the “typical” trapeze sequences and find new choreography that is truly yours! We will use improv and movement exercises to find new individual sequences as well as exploring different ways to move with the trapeze. This workshop is made for trapeze, but other apparatus are welcome; the exercises and techniques will work well with most apparatus.
  • Trapeze Master Class with Xochitl Sosa

    Register for Trapeze Master Class with Xochitl Sosa
    Location: Sky Candy Main, 507 Calles St.
    Price: $60 for 2 hours
    Date and time: Sunday May 15th, 3-5pm
    Prerequisites: Completion of at least one Sky Candy Trapeze 4 series. Comfortable with beats and inversions.
    This is a high-level class for those who want to further master the Trapeze. We will be focusing on dynamic beats, release moves, pops, twists, and many more fun things!
  • Trapeze: From the Center with Elsie Smith

    Register for Trapeze: From the Center with Elsie Smith
    Location: Sky Candy Main Studio, 507 Calles St.
    Price: $75 for 2 hours
    Date and time: Sunday June 26th, 1-3pm
    Prerequisites: Must be comfortable moving around the bar, including holding a 1 minute front balance and doing long hang beats under the bar.
    Develop the awareness for more effective execution of “velocity” skills such as pullovers, mill circles, hip circles and more!
  • Trapeze: In the Ropes with Elsie Smith

    Register for Trapeze: In the Ropes with Elsie Smith
    Location: Sky Candy reVamped Studio, 2400 E. Cesar Chavez
    Price: $75 for 2 hours
    Date and time: Saturday June 18th, 3-5pm
    Prerequisites: This workshop is for intermediate and advanced trapezists comfortable working in the ropes above the bar. Must be comfortable with working in the ropes above the bar; able to consistently invert in the air.
    Come get tangled up with us! Explore how to move between the ropes and the bar by spinning, rolling, stretching, balancing and twirling. Please wear tight-fitting, non-slippery clothing on legs and arms.
  • Windmills: Technique and Creativity with Jordann Baker

    Register for Windmills: Technique and Creativity with Jordann Baker
    Location: Sky Candy reVamped Studio, 2400 E. Cesar Chavez
    Price: $60 for 90 minutes
    Date and time: Saturday May 28th, 1-2:30pm
    Prerequisites: Level 3 Silks or Rope. An intermediate level of experience on Silks or Rope is needed for this workshop (comfortable at heights, strong inversions and hip keys). Although students won’t need to have a lot of pre-existing knowledge about windmills, it would be helpful for them to have some experience with trying this move, and a general knowledge of how it works. We will be going through a lot of challenging and unusual variations – students with a beginning knowledge of windmills will be able to solidify technique, while students with a working knowledge of windmills will be able to expand into a multitude of variations.
    Windmills are my favorite aerial move! Also called wheel-downs or helicopters in other parts of the country, windmills are fun to do and can take time to master. In this workshop, we will look at windmill technique, including body positions and handwork, and try out a large variety of ways to enter and exit the wrap, including front and back dives, momentum moves and flexibility pathways.